No, I didn’t get married. Though, I am currently accepting applications!
As you may be curious, I’ve changed my name so that it more truly reflects my identity: Malii Watts Carolyn. Carolyn is my given middle name after my paternal grandmother, and is now my last name. Watts is my maternal grandfather’s last name, and I’m honored to include it as my middle name.
I am faithful to the reality that we optimize our living when we unite misaligned parts of the whole.
When we show up as full human beings within our virtual networks, we make ourselves more relatable and accessible to those willing to reach across the ethersphere. Two years ago, I began publishing monthly blog posts via #BlahBlahBlog on my website in order to grow an online identity by sharing my professional expertise and personal character. I asked that you keep your “virtual dial” tuned into this space where our virtual presence intersects, and promised expert insights and thought partnership around the opportunities awaiting us in the diversity of our “glocal” world. I hope you have experienced that I’ve delivered*.
[To date, my most clicked blog posts are #Unfriend, We Are Our Own Work and We Are (Not) Free.]
In reflecting on my decision to name my own damn self, I am reminded to live deliberately. I'm faithful to the reality that we optimize our living when we unite misaligned parts of the whole. In the training room, you may have heard me suggest that this work requires personal choices and practical changes.
Consider yourself invited to be your truer self. Each time I share the story of my name, it's a gesture of authenticity. And when our living intersects like this, you may be more willing to reach across the ethersphere; to make different personal choices; and motivate yourself toward practical change.
Malii Watts Carolyn
*Contact me at Carolyn@EngageBetween.com to share your feedback on this blog series, and suggest blog topics.
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Ericka Tiffany Phillips
9/4/2017 12:28:47 pm
Cheers! So inspiring Malii Watts Carolyn. Thank you for the example.
9/6/2017 08:41:21 am
Welcome, Malii Watts Carolyn! A beautiful transition ...
3/6/2018 06:05:08 pm
If no one has told you lately, Malii Watts Carolyn, your true self radiates brilliance!
4/6/2019 11:20:18 am
Before anything else, let me just mention that you have selected a good name for yourself; Malii Watts Carolyn makes you prettier, actually! By the way, I am enticed to accept your invitation. I am happy with my being, but I know that there are still loop holes that I need to fill in order for me to know myself better. This is the biggest challenge for me because I am half-hearted; if I really want to discover this personality that I have. But for the sake of my own identity, I am willing to know it as soon as possible.
4/9/2019 02:55:21 pm
@All: Wowza on the compliments. Thank you kindly. :)
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